ITW Welcomes Renowned Director, Mr. Steven Knight, to Its Team

Irish Trading Whiskey Limited, a leading name in the world of premium Irish whiskeys, is excited to announce the addition of Mr. Steven Knight as a new Director to its esteemed team. This strategic appointment marks a significant milestone for the company as it looks forward to further growth and success under Mr. Knight’s seasoned leadership.

With an impressive professional background and extensive experience, Mr. Steven Knight brings a wealth of expertise to Irish Trading Whiskey Limited. As a UK Qualified Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, he has earned a reputation as one of Gibraltar’s foremost specialists in international fiscal planning for both affluent individuals and corporations.

Having previously served with Coopers and Lybrand and Touche Ross, Mr. Knight’s exceptional skills caught the attention of Price Waterhouse, leading to his appointment in 1989 to establish and manage the Gibraltar Office. In this role, he played a pivotal role as a consultant to the Gibraltar Government, contributing to the enhancement and modernization of local tax laws to comply with EU Directives and bolster Gibraltar’s position in international financial matters.

Furthermore, his remarkable accomplishments include his appointment as Liquidator of the Dominion Group of companies by the Supreme Court of Gibraltar. This significant undertaking involved successfully trading and selling over 200 luxury seaside apartments in Spain, which were largely in a partially finished state, after a complex and lengthy period of administration.

In 1992, Mr. Knight founded The Castle Trust Group, a distinguished International Trust and Company Management organization with fully regulated and licensed companies. The group actively collaborates with professionals from various fields, such as Barristers, Lawyers, Solicitors, Accountants, Actuaries, and Bankers, engaged in bespoke investment vehicles and Pension Trust activities.

His expertise and contributions extended to the pension fund domain when he was elected Chairman of the Association of Pension Fund Administrators in Gibraltar in 2010. During his tenure, he played a crucial role in liaising with the Gibraltar Government and HM Treasury, leading to Gibraltar becoming a fully recognized jurisdiction for pensions transfers from the UK through the HMRC approved QROPS procedure.

In addition to his vast financial acumen, Mr. Knight possesses a diverse business background with key directorship roles in various sectors, including residential and commercial property, shipping, IT, medical products, Covid diagnostics, telecoms, trading life policy distribution, and significant private venture capital funds. His involvement in digital asset-based structures and e-community projects, alongside his diploma in Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme from the SAID Business School, University of Oxford, demonstrates his forward-thinking approach.

Moreover, Steven Knight is an Executive Director of a major specialist property group, where his contributions have significantly increased the net worth of the organization. His active participation in property-based financial structuring optimizes investor returns, assisting in the formation of SPVs, specialist private funds, and secured loan note structuring to provide investors with enhanced security.

Furthermore, Castle Trust Group’s regulated fund administration company, Castle Fund Administrators, established in 2007, offers fiduciary services to funds in the property investment, finance, and shipping sectors. It also oversees the Castle Trust Group hedge fund and private clients’ funds, showcasing Mr. Knight’s versatility and multifaceted skill set.

Recognized for his vast knowledge and competence in financial matters, Mr. Knight is regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission as a specialist Director of Experienced Investor Funds, as well as a director of several Castle Group regulated companies.

The partnership with Mr. Steven Knight signifies a new chapter of growth and prosperity for Irish Trading Whiskey Limited. His extensive experience and expertise will undoubtedly contribute to the company’s continued success in the whiskey industry and beyond.

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